Peter Githongo

Director - Financial Management Agent Services

Not for Profit

Financial Management - Donor Agencies

Executive summary

Peter Githongo is the Grant Management Services director with BDO in East Africa.

He is an Economist & Financial consultant with diverse experience spanning more than 25 years in Grant Management consulting as well as in development consulting. Mr Githongo has been responsible for several assignments on behalf of international charities and country missions; country offices of global multinationals; and international not-for-profit NGOs and Foundations. He is on the Kenya advisory committee of the International Non-Profit Accounting Guidance (INPAG) effort led by Humentum and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA).  

Mr Githongo has led more than 150 FMA assignments as Project Director in the setup of programmes on behalf of donors; financial reporting on behalf of donors; and, programme management services including development of grant budgets, treasury management, procurement support, recruitment and staffing as well as capacity development, systems and procedures development. Mr Githongo has acted as a professional Trustee among various governance, fiduciary and operational oversight roles. He has led assignments in the provision of technical and local operational support to several foreign-based entities.

Mr Githongo has worked on projects in a broad range of thematic areas including health interventions and emergency relief programmes, Financial Inclusion, Nation-wide public surveys, education provision, civil society strengthening, human rights interventions, witness protection, Justice Reform, media awareness, among many others. The project activities have been spread across the Eastern Africa region in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Mr Githongo is a Development Economist by training and has broad experience in development consulting roles and is a member of Kenya’s Institute of Economic Affairs. He was a founder-steering committee member of the East African Business Summit, a regional platform that brought together the region’s top 100 business leaders in a public-private policy forum.  Peter has previously been on the Kenya Advisory committee of Acumen East Africa.

Peter has a Masters of Science (Hons)  Development Economics - University of Oxford and a Bachelors of Science (Hons) Economics - University of Buckingham.